Tuesday, June 28, 2011

sOccket - A ball that generates energy! + Giveaway

I am completely amazed by this! I usually like to call out when I the future is here, and let me tell you: The future is here!

The future this time is called sOccket and it's just a soccer ball, but it also generates and stores electricity via physical play! Can you believe it? I don't know if I'm exaggerating here but I'm really really amazed!


Watch this video and see for yourself how it works:



See? ... And for those who can't watch the video at the moment, it shows how after 15 minutes of play it can power up a light for up to 3 hours. It has a plug that you can connect to. How cool is that?

So, State Farm partnered with sOccket and has a program called Play Today, Illuminate Tomorrow which allows participants of the Soccer Gold Cup 2011 the opportunity to generate energy, while playing with the prototype balls, for their participating Latin American Gold Cup country of choice.

This Gold Cup just finished this past Saturday and I must confess I had no idea that it was going on until I heard about his ball! BUT, I would have loved to see it in action plus Derek and Adrian would have loved to go to the soccer game, it was in L.A.!!!

Being born and raised in Venezuela I know how much the electricity is needed in our country, it is not something that we take for granted, we always have candles, matched, lighters around cause at least one a month there was no electricity for several hours at home. And this program is such a great way to help.

They even have more ways to donate energy, here are some options that you and anybody can do from home:
  • On the State Farm latino Facebook page play the featured game: Play & Illuminate, where you can play and choose the country you wish to send sOccket™ energy balls.
  • Download a new iPhone app, Kick4ACause, which is a virtual soccer game you can play to help donate sOcckets.

What do you think? Isn't this the future?
To help bring awareness to this program State Farm is offering to giveaway a $100 gift card to Tickemaster! Then you can go see more soccer games!

Here is what you need to do to enter the Giveaway:

Mandatory entry:
Leave a comment on this post, telling me what do you think about it? or Which of the ways I mentioned above did you help donate energy with? (Make sure to leave your e-mail address too).

Extra entries (leave a comment here for each entry):
1. Like me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mamitalks
2. Follow me on twitter @darielacruz

Giveaway ends Sunday Tuesday 5th, 2011, 11pm PST. Giveaway is US only. No PO boxes.

Disclosure: This is not a paid post, I just wanted to share this amazing program with all of you! All opinions are 100% my own.

*This giveaway is now closed*

- E S P A Ñ O L -

Estoy completamente asombrada con esto! Usualmente me gusta decir cuando veo algo futurístico que estamos viviendo en el presente y déjenme decirles que El futuro está aquí!

Se llama sOccket y es sólo una pelota de fútbol, pero además de eso genera y guarda energía a través del juego! Que tal? Lo pueden creer? No se si exagero pero de verdad esto me parece un poco increible a mi!

Vean este video porfa, les explicará cómo funciona:




Ven? … Y para los que no pueden ver el video ahorita lo que demuestra es como después de 15 minutos de juego puede dar la energía suficiente a una lámpara por hasta 3 horas. Tiene un pequeño conector donde se puede enchufar. Impresionante!

Y resulta que State Farm Latino se asoció con sOccket en un programa que se llama Juega Hoy. Ilumina el Mañana el cual permite a participantes de la Copa Oro 2011 CONCACAF de Fútbol la oportiunidad de generar electricidad mientras juegan para suis países latinos que escojan dentro de la Copa Oro.
Esta Copa Oro acaba de terminar este sábado pasado y les confieso que si no es por esta pelota no sabía nada!! PERO, me hubiera encantado ir para ver a la pelota en acción y seguro que a Derek y a Adrian les fascinaría ir, el último partido fue en Los Angeles!

Este programa me parece a mi maravilloso y de una grandísima ayuda porque yo que nací en Venezuela y viví allí casi 30 años se que la electricidad no es algo que damos por hecho a diario, de verdad se va la electricidad con frecuencia y siempre tenemos a la mano velas, fósforos, etc.

El programa ofrece más maneras de ayudar, cualquier persona desde la casa lo puede hacer, aquí hay varias maneras:
  • Baja la nueva aplicación para el iPhone, Kids4Acause con la que mientras juegas ayudas a donar más pelotas sOcckets.
Que te pareció todo? No estamos viviendo el futuro?
Para ayudar a propagar este programa State Farm está ofreciendo de sorteo una tarjeta de regalo de Ticketmaster de $100! Así podrán ir a ver juegos de futbol y ayudar aún más!

Esto es lo que tienes que hacer para participar en el Sorteo:

Entrada obligatoria:
Deja un comentario en este post diciéndome que te parece este programa? o De cuál de las maneras que describí arriba ayudaste tú a donar energía? (Asegúrate de dejar tu e-mail también).

Entradas adicionales (Deja un comentario aquí por cada entrada):
1. Haste fan de mi página en Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mamitalks
2. Sígueme en twitter: @darielacruz

El Sorteo se acaba el Martes 5 de julio, 2011 a las 11pm hora del pacífico. El Sorteo es unicamente para personas que viven en los EEUU. No P.O. Boxes por favor.

*Este sorteo ya está cerrado*

Aclaratoria: No recibí compensación por este post, sólo me pareció super impresionante y quise compartir con ustedes. Todas las opiniones son 100% mías.

146 comments:

  1. This is totally the future!

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  2. I help donate energy by recycling.

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  3. I like you on facebook as Michelle L

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  4. I went On the State Farm latino Facebook page and ‘liked’ the videos of Futbol Freestylers.
    Thanks
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  5. I'm a FB friend (Margaret E. Smith)
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  6. I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
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  7. What an awesome concept.

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  8. i really like the kicks 4 a cause idea:) very neat

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  9. i like you on fb courtney bella

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  11. I think it's an amazing concept. My mother's side of the family is Colombian and dad's side is from Spain so soccer is a HUGE deal. I love this idea!

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  12. I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

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  13. Leave a comment on this post, telling me what do you think about it? or Which of the ways I mentioned above did you help donate energy with?


    I think it's super! My sons play soccer, and I wish I could use the energy generated from their playing, to run my house!

    On the State Farm latino Facebook page watch and ‘like’ the videos of Futbol Freestylers to add one minute of light to the represented country

    I did the above, my FB name is Carol P Dziuba


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  15. fb fan carol p dziuba

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  16. This sounds great if it works. I am looking forward to hearing of other ways to harness energy and I hope we don't have to wait too long. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. what a great idea - love the iphone app
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  18. I liked the videos on the State Farm latino Facebook page!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  19. I like Mami Talks on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  20. I watched a video and added a minute to it for energy.

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  21. Like Mami Talks on FB.
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  22. Following @darielacruz on twitter.
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  23. What a great idea - thanks for sharing

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  24. I like the idea, we all need to pitch in to help

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  25. very inteesting idea

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  26. twitter follower: bleush

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  27. like on FB: kyl neusch

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  28. I went to their FB page and liked the Futbol Freestylers videos (username: Les Cerises).
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  29. I like you on Facebook (username: Les Cerises).
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  31. Sounds like this may work.
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  32. That ball is pretty amazing. Combining a need with a widely enjoyed item such as a soccer ball is simply a smart concept.

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  33. We're soccer fans, so I thought Kick 4 the Cause was a great idea.

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  34. I think it's a fantastic idea and a great step to the future!

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  35. this is AWESOME! i downloaded the mobile app and am addicted! but its for a good cause so i can't lose!

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  36. I love it! We donate energy by recycling everything we can!

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  37. That is freaky!!! My 3 dogs LOVE when we kick/play with our soccer ball. We could power the house!!! asdfff@bellsouth.net

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  38. interesting
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  39. i like you on fb
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  40. I watched and liked the videos of Futbol Freestylers to add one minute of light to a country!

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  41. I like you on Facebook and my homepage is https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002463765436

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  42. I follow you on Twitter @JCHARRIES

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  43. Here's the video I liked and shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/StateFarmLatino?sk=app_212120145494986#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=134086523340770&id=100002269771265

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  46. I think it's so great that it stores energy to power lights. What a neat concept!

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  47. I liked one of the videos to add one minute of light.
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  48. I like you on Facebook.
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  50. I watched the video and that is a neat concept. It can be used anywhere to help people.

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  51. Winning this would be life changing for my daughters, who would get to go on a date with their dad. We are also a bilingual family! My wife loves your blog. We played the State Farm latino Facebook page play the featured game: Play & Illuminate. My girls liked seeing the windows light up :) I want to thank you for the great blog and giving a dad a chance to win something nice for his family.

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  52. I liked you on Facebook ::)

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  53. I am following you on Twitter. My ID is DavidGossett1

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  54. How cool I had no idea anyone was doing anything like this and I think it is really awesome
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  55. What a brilliant idea to convert physical or kinetic energy! There must be almost an infinite number of ways to use manpower to capture energy, which seems like the next frontier. I watched and liked the videos on State Farm Latino's facebook page to help out. Thanks!

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  58. This is a really great idea that provides real benefits!
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  59. Anonymous12:04 PM

    What a great idea ! Battle the obesity issue while providing electricity ! Thanks for sharing the info :)

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  60. Anonymous8:47 PM

    I am and am not surprised by this program.

    A few months ago I saw an story on a local news program about how energy could be generated in a shopping center just with the vibrations caused by people walking around the shopping center. Take that same idea to another level and a ball with generate energy. Its wonderful, isn't it. We can make a difference by just living our normal lives and creating massive amounts of energy.

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  61. I really like the idea of this program!
    I donate energy by recycling.

    Thanks!
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  64. Omg that is so neat! That would be awesome for when the power goes out. This would prevent fires from people falling to sleep with candles lite! sweepmorey@gmail.com

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  65. I like you on fb Jammie M

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  66. I am a twitter follower Jammie79

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  67. I follow you on twitter!
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  68. I like you on FB!

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  69. This would be awesome to use when the lights go out or a radio on a picnic

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  70. I liked a video to donate energy. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  71. Anonymous3:20 PM

    This is an awesome idea. I went to their FB page played the game and was able to generate 54 minutes of energy. Played a second time and it was 75 minutes. Not much, but every little bit counts. We recycle our newspapers and magazines. Thanks, Patricia. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  72. Anonymous3:20 PM

    I like your FB Page. Thanks, Patricia. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  73. Anonymous3:21 PM

    I follow you on twitter. yourpotofgold Thanks, Patricia. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  74. AWESOME!

    THANKS FOR THE GREAT GIVEAWAY OFFERING!

    AND MY FAMILY AND I HELP DONATE ENERGY BY RECYCLING!

    GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL!

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  75. I 'Liked' you on Facebook!

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  76. I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted this giveaway to All my Twitter Friends:

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  77. I'm a religious recycler, and that is how I donate energy.

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  78. Le sigo en Twitter (AggieAshley).

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  79. Its looks awesome!! I recycle all the time!

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  81. I follow you on FB. (Paul Arca)

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  82. I love the idea, yes it is the future, I recycle to help donate energy

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  83. like Mami Talks on facebook as Holly C.

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  84. follow @darielacruz on twitter as hbbs55

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  85. I think this ball is amazing!

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  86. I think that this is pretty incredible! I say we send "Sockets" to countries that are in need. What a fabulous invention! I love that it also helps you think about how you use your own energy and brings about more energy awareness!

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  87. I also follow you on Twitter
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  88. i liked the videos of futbol freestylers!

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  91. This post didn't do much for or to me. I didn't find it interesting.

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  92. this sounds really amazing and efficient..i know my light bill was $160 this month the rates just went up and keep on climbing :(

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  94. I would definitely use it-we do our part by recycling our newspapers and magazines
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  95. like u on fb Julie S Laws
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  96. I like the idea, anything to help the Earth

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  97. This is a great concept! :] I like it!

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  100. It's also a great way to encourage exercise!

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  103. That is absolutely amazing! I've never heard of this until now. I think it is definitely a great invention and one that will be expanded upon and relying on in the not too far off future, thanks!

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  105. Following via Twitter (@Hotsnotty2), Thanks!

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  106. What an amazing product! How great to see how this can impact other things in the future. And its great that kids can get involved too. Love it!

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  107. I think it is neat to see what very well may be a trend adopted in the future. Thank you for sharing.

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  108. I think this is a great idea. It definitely educates the public about the energy problems in other countries.

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  109. This is a terrific idea! I love that kids can be involved too!

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  110. I like Mami Talks on FB as Lyndsey Rullman.

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  111. I am following you on Twitter as lyndsey1stunna

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  112. Interesting and awesome concepts,Always glad to learn about ways to help the planet. I try to conserve energy through lots of recycling. Also enjoy the parts of facebook in Spanish, mom to two adopted Colombian sons and i 'm always looking for chances to use-improve my weak Spanish.
    Diane Baum
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  113. I think it is a great way to educate everyone about the conditions in other countries.

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  114. great idea,and it seems it could work!
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  117. I think that ball is AWESOME! Its a genius idea! :)

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  118. like you on facebook as misty sunrise

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  119. i think this is a wonderful idea
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  120. follow you on twitter from @mistysunrise

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  121. This is amazing...I recycle and I'm pretty careful around my house not to waste energy. I think it's pretty unfortunate the way we take electricity (and many resources) for granted and often misuse/abuse them, when it's a luxury for so many.

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  124. Anonymous6:55 PM

    What a great program. We try to conserve energy in our home. chad0400 at hotmail dot com

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  125. i thinks this is a great program

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  126. This is a great idea to help conserve energy

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  127. Like you on FB Susan Smith

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  129. it's a truly universal idea
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  131. I think this is a great way to generate electricity

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  132. I thought the ball was rather innovative. In poor countries, the kids can play outside for a few hours and keep their room lit all night.

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  135. I participated in the Play & Illuminate game.

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  136. I think this 'ball' is amazing! I really appreciate anything that can be of help with our future and this is a great one. Not only does it get people active, it creates energy at the same time, woo hoo!

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  138. I'm following you via twitter

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  139. I think it's a good cause.
    O played 'Play & Illuminate'.

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  140. I think this is a wonderful idea and it gives me hope that there will be more energy resources found soon. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. I watched and "liked' the videos of the Futbol Freestylers. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  143. I think this is a wonderful idea if they can make it work.
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